I received an email this week from a good friend ;), stating that she has been keeping up to date on my blog and this year was trying to follow my good example. What a great compliment!! Sometimes as we move along this journey, we lose touch with how much work this weight loss thing really is. I was just thinking while driving the girls to school about things my boys won't know about me or our family. I specifically was thinking this as seeing the mounds of discarded Christmas trees along the side of the road. My boys have never had a "real" Christmas tree!! My boys will never remember a "fat" Daddy either!! In years to come, I hope this will remain true.
It's great to be looked upon as a positive example and I hope it will continue. This weekend, I'm working my regular WW meetings for the last time till April. I'm subbing at a different location till then as we play musical centers for a while. Long story! I'm hoping that many of the same members will still be around in April, but as the weight loss pendulum sways, many come and go. I know I have had a positive influence on many of the members since many of them look at my name tag and before picture, which is none to flattering and state, "That was you??" I'm taken aback each time it happens as I really didn't consider myself being "That fat!!"
Here's to being a positive influence. Mizfit is pairing up accountability partners to kick off the new year. I didn't consider it the last go around, but after reconsidering, I'm hoping to be a positive influence and receiving the same encouragement in return.